Literacy in a digital world

International Literacy Day (8 September) will be celebrated across the world under the theme of
‘Literacy in a digital world’. On 7 and 8 September 2017, a special two-day event will be organized at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris. The overall aim is to look at what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally-mediated societies, and to explore effective literacy policies and programs that can leverage the opportunities that the digital world provides.

For further information please visit UNESCO.

How Text-to-Speech Technology Can Help Fight Low Literacy

ReadSpeaker develops products that are all about ‘Literacy in a digital world’. When websites and online documents are speech-enabled, they become accessible to a huge population of people who find it hard to read or can barely read at all. Students the world over are improving their literacy skills using ReadSpeaker’s web reading software and ReadSpeaker TextAid which allows them to upload any digital text into a library and listen to an audio version while reading along with the text. This is made easier because the words and sentences being read are highlighted in separate colors. And a large number of reading tools are included. Such as a reading ruler, and enlarged view of the text.

So, International Literacy Day, September 8th, is a very important day to our company. We strive to do our bit in banning low illiteracy from our world.

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